Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Delhi pollution: Ban on entry of trucks, construction work removed

School children holding banners march to express their distress on the alarming levels of pollution in the city School children holding banners march to express their distress on the alarming levels of pollution in the city
Marlene Weaver | 18 November, 2017, 14:37

The US embassy put the figure for Friday at 299 at 7 am. "As per SAFAR forecasting model, the pollution contribution of Gulf Dust Storm on peak day (8th Nov 2017) was around 40 per cent and 25 per cent from stubble burning", the report said.Till about November 6, the mean PM2.5 level remained between 140-190 ug/m3, usual for this time of the year, SAFAR, the only agency which puts out pollution forecast bulletins in India, said.Subsequently, from around November 10, there was no pumping of dust from West Asia. The situation was nearly as bad in south Delhi, with PM10 levels at 242 and PM2.5 levels at 357 on Mathura Road. The prevailing situation though remains grim. North Delhi was more of the same, with Pitampura reporting 227 and 341. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) deferred to Tuesday hearing on the Delhi Government's plea on exemptions on the odd-even traffic scheme.

On Thursday, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded AQI of Delhi-NCR at 362 at 6 pm as compared to 353 on Wednesday.

India's capital Delhi has lifted several emergency measures created to combat air pollution, days after doctors declared a "medical emergency".

In neighbouring Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram, AQI ranged between "poor" and "very poor".

Notably, seven of 17 monitoring stations of the CPCB in Delhi found air quality in those areas in the "very poor" bracket while remaining stations in Delhi showed air quality in "poor" category.

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A court-mandated panel lifted a ban on construction and trucks entering the city and reduced parking fees that had been temporarily hiked.

EPCA member and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) researcher Usman Nasim told IANS the pollution levels in the region may go up in the coming days due to climatic conditions.

Mahesh Palwat, Director of Skymet, a private weather forecast agency, said air quality had improved due to winds from north-west and cyclonic formation in Rajasthan. "Rest was made up of emissions from local sources such vehicular combustion".

After a thick layer of smog blanketed the National Capital Region and Delhi, the measures - which are a part of the Graded Response Action Plan - were imposed on November 8. While several measures were considered to tackle the problem, ban on trucks carrying non-essential commodities and a ban on construction work in Delhi were some of the major moves.

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